In his opening speech, the PM extended his best regards to the delegates, representatives from organizations and businesses, experts and investors, from both at home and abroad, warmly welcoming them to the VBS 2017.

He expressed his belief that the VBS will offer participants with a true and comprehensive view about Vietnam’s economy and development policies, whilst opening up numerous connection opportunities for successful investment and business in Vietnam, a country with huge development potential and vigorous reforms.

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The VBS is an initiative of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), aiming to help Vietnam to make optimal use of the investment promotion opportunities while meeting with the leaders and chief executive officers (CEO) of leading companies in the region.

This year's event, which is being held under theme “Vietnam - We mean business”, will focus on discussing business opportunities, with the participation of the leaders of ministries and sectors, directors of domestically and globally renowned firms, and representatives from international organizations.

The Summit offers a platform for international investors to get an insight into the economic policies and the investment cooperation potential in Vietnam. Enterprises, from both at home and overseas, will meet and share information about the trade and international integration trends, as well as their cooperation experience in Vietnam and the APEC region.

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The VBS 2017 will focus discussion on six topics, including smart agriculture, financial services, health and education, infrastructure, tourism and exclusive economic zones, small and medium-sized enterprises, and startup and innovation.

A trade promotion exhibition, titled “Vietnam - Trusted and potential business partner”, is being held on the sidelines of the VBS on an area of approximately 1,100 square meters, featuring 80 pavilions representing 63 cities and provinces across the nation.

The exhibition aims to introduce Vietnamese localities and their investment incentive policies, whilst calling for investment in the sectors of agro-forestry and fisheries, industry, transport and tourism services./.